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Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
Description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled...
This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
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Six generations of same family have lived here

Due to regular flooding (see the levels marked on the woodwork), much of the expensive furniture had been taken upstairs so perhaps a little sparsely furnished. The rooms go back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Ferring, United Kingdom
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I read the reviews and I look at our pictures but I can not really remember very much of our visit to this house. Probably we should not visit all the old houses in one day. This was number five....But more likely it is that we were not impressed by the looks of Tan Ky.

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Ferring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Due to regular flooding (see the levels marked on the woodwork), much of the expensive furniture had been taken upstairs so perhaps a little sparsely furnished. The rooms go back one after the other to the kitchen at the back. Since the family still live there, you can't go upstairs. The old guy who is head of the household was... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Our guide was able to explain the significance of the house and the items contained in it. Look for the ornate mother of pearl inlay on the walls and furniture. Terrible to think that it gets flooded every few years. Very dark inside but fascinating none the less.

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Tamworth, Australia
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The House is a very interesting, a small old house which has been occupied by the same family for several generations and has a wonderful collection of Chinese furniture. The souvenir section detracted a little. But the history is interesting

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We feel that this is a very important building in Hoi An as it tells the history of the merchant culture of the area. This is one of the buildings we found told us much about the Vietnamese history of the area.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A laten evening visit made even better by us being the only group there (18 of us). Evocative of a long gone era made even better by our tour being led by the 94 year old head of the household.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

One of the things I liked best about this charming 18th century merchant's house is the way the locals hold it in revere. This house is part of the town's historic fabric, its tradition, its heritage - and, as such, it has been lovingly restored and cared for. The house is small and only the first floor is on the... More 

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I found the water lines and how they prepare for the flooding to be very interesting. It was nice to see how the wealthy live and lived many years ago. Don't be turned off by the vendors once inside. They put no pressure on you to buy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It is very old and has been carefully preserved. It has beautiful furniture inside, so that you get a idea of how people used to live. It is cared for immaculately.

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Moscow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's a small place, but it gives an idea of how people lived long time ago. One or two of the ancient houses in Hoi An are definitely worthy of visiting

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